On a night when his two primary relievers were not available, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland put the game in the hands of Phil Coke – and Coke came through in a big way.
It wasn’t easy. But the Detroit Tigers completed a sweep of the Cleveland Indians on Sunday with a heart-stopping 8-7 win – Austin Jackson saved the day by throwing out Kosuke Fukudome at the plate to end the game.
It went right down to the final pitch – but the Tigers salvaged one game out of their three game series with the Dodgers with a 7-5 win on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera came up big in the late innings – and the Tigers evened up their series with the White Sox in Chicago with a 4-2 win.
Alex Avila hit his second home run of the game in the bottom of the eighth inning – and the Detroit Tigers won their third straight game,
The Tigers took their second straight four game series Monday with a 10-5 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto.
The Tigers made it two straight over the Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-2 win at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Justin Verlander threw the 2nd no-hitter of his career – and the 7th in Tigers history – beating the Blue Jays in Toronto, 9-0.
Brad Penny pitched six strong innings, and Scott Sizemore gave the Tigers offense a lift with three hits in his first game of the year, and the Tigers snapped a seven game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees.
The Detroit Tigers continued their dominance of the Chicago White Sox with a 3-0 shutout of the Sox at Comerica Park Sunday afternoon.